Gutters - Nails vs Hangers


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Old 07-05-07, 11:12 AM
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Gutters - Nails vs Hangers

I am looking for advice on the best way to hang eaves trough. Are spikes better than the screw in brackets?

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Old 07-05-07, 11:27 AM
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I personnaly like the brackets. They have more holding power because they are threaded and they are concealed inside the gutter.

The pros did a 70 foot run for me last fall and they used the brackets. No problems and the look is much more appealing.
 
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Old 07-08-07, 09:37 PM
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Spikes usually pull out because the installers don't nail into the rafter tails. A 7" long spike driven into a 3/4" thick board doesn't have much holding power. A screw driven into a 3/4" thick board will hold much better and screws don't usually pull straight out of wood like a nail (spike) will.

So another vote for the screws and concealed brackets.
 
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Old 07-12-07, 10:59 AM
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I had to replace all the spikes on my gutters with screws. Spikes are fast and easy to install, which is probably why contractors like to use them. In the long run they're horribly unreliable.
 
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Thanks for the input. Based on it and others, I decided to go with the screw in brackets. I guess time will tell.....


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